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Re: Mass exodus

Post by jwoods1864 » Sat, 06 Aug 2022 6:13 am

moonshineQ wrote:Pros
clean, hawker food is cheap, ntuc is cheap
Cons
Car, housing and no greenery

Lucky Msia is open!
Yeah, plenty of greenery in Malaysia.....if palm oil trees are your thing.
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Re: Mass exodus

Post by the observer » Sat, 06 Aug 2022 9:38 am

Mass exodus?

More like a recalibration of the population mix in SG.

https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/global ... 4b-inflows


https://www.finews.asia/people/37431-hu ... -last-year
- that’s 2021. Reckon 2022 is a lot more, after borders reopened.

Anyway, it’s pretty telling, from how hot the rental market is.

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Re: Mass exodus

Post by malcontent » Sat, 06 Aug 2022 11:36 am

moonshineQ wrote:
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 3:39 pm
Pros
clean, hawker food is cheap, ntuc is cheap
Cons
Car, housing and no greenery

Lucky Msia is open!
I was shocked last week when I went to an old favorite hawker center in Boon Lay (one of the cheapest hawkers in SG) and my favorite Chinese nasi lemak that used to cost $2.50 in the 2000’s now costs $4.80… and smaller portion some more!
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Re: Mass exodus

Post by smoulder » Sat, 06 Aug 2022 11:39 am

malcontent wrote:
Sat, 06 Aug 2022 11:36 am
moonshineQ wrote:
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 3:39 pm
Pros
clean, hawker food is cheap, ntuc is cheap
Cons
Car, housing and no greenery

Lucky Msia is open!
I was shocked last week when I went to an old favorite hawker center in Boon Lay (one of the cheapest hawkers in SG) and my favorite Chinese nasi lemak that used to cost $2.50 in the 2000’s now costs $4.80… and smaller portion some more!
Everywhere you go, the food is either more expensive for a similar portion or the same cost but smaller portion.

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Re: Mass exodus

Post by therat » Sat, 06 Aug 2022 4:09 pm

malcontent wrote:
moonshineQ wrote:
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 3:39 pm
Pros
clean, hawker food is cheap, ntuc is cheap
Cons
Car, housing and no greenery

Lucky Msia is open!
I was shocked last week when I went to an old favorite hawker center in Boon Lay (one of the cheapest hawkers in SG) and my favorite Chinese nasi lemak that used to cost $2.50 in the 2000’s now costs $4.80… and smaller portion some more!
Even fast food also increase food.

MCd increase twice in 6 wk time. From $5 to $5.50 to $5.80

Subway also from $5.90 to $6.50

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Re: Mass exodus

Post by malcontent » Sat, 06 Aug 2022 7:00 pm

therat wrote:
Sat, 06 Aug 2022 4:09 pm
malcontent wrote:
moonshineQ wrote:
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 3:39 pm
Pros
clean, hawker food is cheap, ntuc is cheap
Cons
Car, housing and no greenery

Lucky Msia is open!
I was shocked last week when I went to an old favorite hawker center in Boon Lay (one of the cheapest hawkers in SG) and my favorite Chinese nasi lemak that used to cost $2.50 in the 2000’s now costs $4.80… and smaller portion some more!
Even fast food also increase food.

MCd increase twice in 6 wk time. From $5 to $5.50 to $5.80

Subway also from $5.90 to $6.50

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Yes, I noticed the same. McD prices in Singapore have always tracked pretty close to the US. Depending what you compare, it is usually within +/-20%. Subway, on the other hand, has mostly been priced at a premium compared to the US. Only when the SGD was really strong did prices start to approach parity.

Of course, comparing to Switzerland, prices of fast food (and restaurants in general) are almost double what they are here, so it probably makes living here seem dirt cheap.
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Re: Mass exodus

Post by nelyanne » Wed, 10 Aug 2022 9:16 am

moonshineQ wrote:
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 3:39 pm
Pros
clean, hawker food is cheap, ntuc is cheap
Cons
Car, housing and no greenery

Lucky Msia is open!
NTUC is cheap? For which products? And comparing to which country? :o

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Re: Mass exodus

Post by malcontent » Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:01 am

I had the same thought when I read the above, NTUC is def not cheap, many neighborhood uncles lament to me about this, and also complained how puny the senior discount was… they said it was insulting, not worth bothering with, they even told me they would rather throw those few cents back at NTUC if they are so kiam siap hor!
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Re: Mass exodus

Post by MOCHS » Wed, 10 Aug 2022 6:16 pm

I once compared the prices of a few of the same items (like pasta, bread, chicken, sauce, etc.) between Giant and Fairprice. Fairprice was actually cheaper. I was also surprised.

I feel their house brand items are competitively priced. If only the other supermarkets weren’t so far away from me then maybe I can compare across a few more. I go to Fairprice for the convenience…

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Re: Mass exodus

Post by malcontent » Wed, 10 Aug 2022 6:28 pm

MOCHS wrote:
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 6:16 pm
I once compared the prices of a few of the same items (like pasta, bread, chicken, sauce, etc.) between Giant and Fairprice. Fairprice was actually cheaper. I was also surprised.

I feel their house brand items are competitively priced. If only the other supermarkets weren’t so far away from me then maybe I can compare across a few more. I go to Fairprice for the convenience…
What I do at NTUC is try to never buy anything that is not on sale. I stock up when I find it on sale and then wait for the next sale to replenish. If I can’t wait any longer I will just buy the minimum and keep waiting.
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Re: Mass exodus

Post by the observer » Sat, 13 Aug 2022 11:35 am

There’s always the warehouse at Joo Koon. ie NTUC warehouse club.

Supposedly cheaper.

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Re: Mass exodus

Post by the observer » Sat, 13 Aug 2022 9:28 pm

the observer wrote:
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 11:35 am
There’s always the warehouse at Joo Koon. ie NTUC warehouse club.

Supposedly cheaper.
Took a trip there myself today.
Not everything is cheaper than other ntuc stores.

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Re: Mass exodus

Post by malcontent » Sun, 14 Aug 2022 7:29 am

the observer wrote:
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 9:28 pm
the observer wrote:
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 11:35 am
There’s always the warehouse at Joo Koon. ie NTUC warehouse club.

Supposedly cheaper.
Took a trip there myself today.
Not everything is cheaper than other ntuc stores.
Most stuff is the same price from the few times I’ve gone there. The concept of offering discount for bulk purchases is just completely lost on retailers here, they can’t see past the profit per piece, and then they wonder why they can’t increase sales volume.

I only go during promotional periods which don’t require membership. The only thing that might be worth it is the Kirkland’s brand stuff they get from Cosco, not for the price but to gain access to it. But be warned, there really isn’t a whole lot of it.
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